Left-handed transmission in a simple cut-wire pair structure

Department of Physics and Quantum Photonic Science Research Center, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea
Journal of Applied Physics (Impact Factor: 2.18). 02/2010; 107(2):023530 - 023530-4. DOI: 10.1063/1.3298505
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It is well known that, together with the plasma behavior of continuous wires, the use of cut-wire pair as a metamagnetic component is to drive the negative permeability in the left-handed combined structure. In this study, we have investigated a strange left-handed transmission in a metamaterial consisting of only conventional cut-wire pair structure without additional adjustment. It is shown that the observed left-handed behavior, which occurs at a frequency three times higher than that for the combined structure, originates from the fundamental negative permittivity provided by the symmetric resonant mode and a negative permeability by the third-order asymmetric resonance. Our results would simplify extremely the fabricating procedure, especially, for terahertz regime as well as reveal many possibilities to design optical devices based on the electromagnetic responses of cut-wire structure.

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